Collocating interface objects

Zooming into maps

Jon May, Tim Gamble

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Abstract

May, Dean and Barnard [11] used a theoretically based model to argue that objects in a wide range of interfaces should be collocated following screen changes such as a zoom-in to detail. Many existing online maps do not follow this principle, but move a clicked point to the centre of the subsequent display, leaving the user looking at an unrelated location. This paper presents three experiments showing that collocating the point clicked on a map so that the detailed location appears in the place previously occupied by the overview location makes the map easier to use, reducing eye movements and interaction duration. We discuss the benefit of basing design principles on theoretical models so that they can be applied to novel situations, and so designers can infer when to use and not use them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2014
Subtitle of host publicationOne of a CHInd - Conference Proceedings, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Pages2085-2094
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014

Conference

Conference32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period26/04/141/05/14

Keywords

  • Cinematography
  • Cognitive models
  • Collocation
  • Eye-tracking
  • Maps
  • Zooming

Cite this

May, J., & Gamble, T. (2014). Collocating interface objects: Zooming into maps. In CHI 2014: One of a CHInd - Conference Proceedings, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 2085-2094) https://doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557279
May, Jon ; Gamble, Tim. / Collocating interface objects : Zooming into maps. CHI 2014: One of a CHInd - Conference Proceedings, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2014. pp. 2085-2094
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May J, Gamble T. Collocating interface objects: Zooming into maps. In CHI 2014: One of a CHInd - Conference Proceedings, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2014. p. 2085-2094 https://doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557279